South Central Alaska Birding Events & Programs
Schedule (subject to continual updates)

Welcome to Mat-Su Birders Club website

We meet on MOST 2nd Wednesdays
September through May

November & December 2015 meetings will beld on 2ND THURSDAY
On those dates we will enter through the side door to the left of the main entrance directly into the meeting room

7 PM
Palmer Library meeting room
Check the calendar for meetings, bird walks and events
Come join us

Our club is open to to everyone who likes to watch wild birds
at your feeder or in the field
Join us for meetings or walks

Watch for & Report Banded Mallards
 ADF&G's waterfowl program has been banding mallards over wintering in Anchorage for the past 2 years. They would like everyone to keep an eye out for mallards sporting red plastic leg bands with white alphanumeric codes. Read the code from the bottom up. Reports of resights would be much appreciated. They need to know the code (photos are great), date, where and how many other mallards present. Info can be sent to:
For questions or more information contact - Michael J. Petrula
Waterfowl Biologist, Alaska Department Fish and Game
(907) 267 -2159
(907) 267-2859 fax

3 NEW Bird Checklists in 2014
 “Anchorage Checklist”
“Anchorage Coastal Audubon Important Bird Area & State Wildlife Refuge” &
“Palmer Hayflats Audubon Important Bird Area & State Game Refuge”
Available on the Audubon Alaska website:
These bird checklists were produced by Audubon Alaska with the Alaska Department of Fish & Game and, for the Anchorage list, Anchorage Audubon.

Alaska Wild Bird Rehab Center - Mat-Su Valley
Bird Treatment & Learning Center - Anchorage

USGS Bird Beak Deformities Surveys
Colleen Handel & other scientists at the USGS Alaska Science Center are trying to track the geographic spread of beak deformities in wild birds that appears to have originated in Alaska



Birding in the Mat-Su

Matanuska-Susitna Borough, a Checklist
(prints on 8X14)

Palmer Hayflats Checklist (8.5x11)
Palmer Hayflats Checklist (full size)